Just one month after it was discovered Shell was planning to build an electric vehicle (EV) charging network across much of Canada, the first Shell Recharge station appears to be days away from opening in Edmonton, Alberta.
Located at 9805 Winterburn Road in west Edmonton, the station features two chargers, each with one CCS and one CHAdeMO connector. This is less than what was proposed in the Natural Resources Canada funding, which indicated this site would have three chargers.
In photos provided by a Drive Tesla reader, the Shell Recharge network appears as though it uses contactless payment using Near Field Communication (NFC), as there are no credit card readers on the cabinet.
Those hoping to use the Shell Recharge stations for a fast charge will be a little bit disappointed.
Based on the certification label on the unit, both the CCS and CHAdeMO connectors max out at 50kW.
Shell is planning to build at least 36 of these stations in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.
UPDATE: Several of our readers have pointed out there are at least 2 other Shell Recharge stations already operating in Canada, one in Vancouver (8655 Boundary Road) and another in Ottawa (471 Terry Fox Drive).
If you spot a Shell Recharge station in your area under construction, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A map of all the proposed locations is below.